It is only when we have been deprived of something that we appreciate the true value of it. One illustration of this is, of course, the other... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Want
If you don't want an article, however cheap it may be, it is dear because it is useless to you. This is a warning against the temptation to buy... Read more →
We are never satisfied with what we have. When we satisfy one want, it merely makes us aware of another. And so it goes on.
Here 'wants' means 'lacks'. A man who keeps his creditors waiting always has an excuse ready for not paying their bills.
By arming itself to meet aggression, a country reduces the risk of being attacked. George Washington said in his address to Congress on January... Read more →
This is good advice up to a point, yet an employer who does not delegate authority because he does not trust his staff to carry out his... Read more →
Here 'wanted' means 'lacked. A similar proverb is Success has many friends. Because a man is rich, he is always surrounded by flatterers and... Read more →
A person who has few wants can easily satisfy them. In this sense he is 'richer' than the rich man who has many wants that he cannot satisfy.
For a want of a nail the shoe is lost,for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. This proverb which stresses... Read more →
If you are economical and careful with your money, you need never want - this is, be without the necessities of life.